Mac OS X Tiger Simplified

Mac OS X Tiger Simplified

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Boasting more than 12 million users, Mac OS X is installed on every Apple computer. Users need a comfortable, friendly introduction to this operating system and the most common peripherals associated with it. Covering the essentials of Mac OS X Tiger, this book makes it easy for new users to get started working with files, customizing their computers, and exploring the iLife applications. Full-color screen shots, more than 100 fun tasks, plus numbered, step-by-step instructions show readers how to get up and running with Tiger. Color-coded tabs help readers easily navigate through the book and consistent placement of information makes learning fast and more

Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 213.4 x 251.5 x 15.2mm | 816.48g
  • John Wiley & Sons Inc
  • Hungry Minds Inc,U.S.
  • Foster City, United States
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 0764599992
  • 9780764599996

About Erick Tejkowski

Erick Tejkowski is a writer and developer who lives near St. Louis, Missouri. He has written numerous Mac--related books and articles, including Mac OS X Panther: Top 100 Simplified Tips and Tricks and REALbasic For Dummies. His articles have appeared in magazines like MacWorld, MacTech, and more

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Are you new to computers? Does new technology make you nervous? Relax! You're holding in your hands the easiest guide ever to Mac OS X Tiger -- a book that skips the long-winded explanations and shows you how things work. All you have to do is open the book, follow Chip, your friendly guide -- and discover just how easy it is to get up to speed."Your series is the most precise, visually appealing and compelling to peruse. Kudos!" --Margaret Rose Chmilar (Edmonton, Alberta, Canada)"I'm 51 and a long time out of the classroom, but these books make it easier for me to learn. Hats off to you for a great product." --William K. Rodgers (Spencer, NC)"Simplify It" sidebars offer real-world adviceA friendly character called Chip introduces each taskFull-color screen shots walk you through step by stepSelf-contained, two-page lessons make learning a snapshow more

Table of contents

1. Mac OS X Tiger Fundamentals. Mac OS Introduction. Click the Mouse Once or Twice. Control the Mac with Menus. Work with Finder Windows. Change Window View Options. Understanding Applications. Using the Dock. Toggle Applications. Log In and Out. Put Your Mac to Sleep. Restart or Shut Down the Mac. Get Help. 2. Mastering the Finder. Find the Home Folder. Save Time Using Contextual Menus. Increase Productivity with the Sidebar. Organize Your Windows. Customize Icons. Duplicate Files. Delete Files. Work Quickly with Keyboard Shortcuts. Get Info about Files. Create File Archives. 3. Customizing Tiger with the System Preferences. Change the Appearance of the Mac Interface. Customize Your Desktop Background. Play a Screen Saver. Tweak the Dock. Set Default Behaviors of CDs and DVDs. Adjust the Display Settings. Adjust the Keyboard and Mouse. Set the Date and Time. 4. Completing Everyday Tasks. Add a Contact to the Address Book. Organize Contacts. Perform Common Numerical Conversions. Find Information with Spotlight. Read and Write Documents with TextEdit. 5. Working with Images. View Images with Preview. Export Images with Preview. View Images with iPhoto. Export Images with iPhoto. Edit Photos with iPhoto. Catalog and Organize Your Photos. Import Photos from a Camera. Email a Picture Using iPhoto. Watch a Slideshow. Print a Picture Using iPhoto. 6. Listening to Music. Listen to Music with iTunes. Import CD Audio in iTunes. Organize a Music Collection. Build a Playlist. Create a Smart Playlist. Burn a Music CD. Print a CD Case Insert. Share Music on the Network. Adjust the Sound Quality of iTunes. Listen to Online Radio Stations. 7. Watching and Editing Video. Watch Movies in DVD Player. Capture Clips from a Camcorder. Add Clips to the Movie Timeline. Add Photos to the Movie Timeline. Mix Audio in the Soundtrack. Add Professional--Looking Titles. Add Visual Interest to Movies with Transitions. Add Special Effects. Share the Movie. 8. Harnessing the Power of the Internet. Surf the Web with Safari. Block Pop--up Windows. Search Google. Organize with Bookmarks. Surf with Tabs. Send an Email Message. Read Email Messages. Work with Email Attachments.8 Delete an Email Message. Eliminate Spam from Your Inbox. 9. Connecting to Other Machines on a Network. Edit Network Settings. Share Files with Macs. Share Files with Windows Users. Add an iChat Buddy. Send Instant Messages with iChat. Send a File with iChat. 10. Utilities. Monitor CPU Usage. Stop Errant Applications. Watch Network Activity. View System Information. Grab a Screen Shot. Access Dashboard Utilities. Manage Printing. Automate Common Tasks. 11. Connecting Peripherals to a Mac. Copy Music to an iPod. Save Files from an iPod in the Finder. Print Documents. Using a Microphone with iChat. Conduct a Video Chat. 12. Troubleshooting Mac Problems. Unfreeze a Frozen Application. Update Mac OS System Software. Uninstall an Application. Repair a Disk. Employ Startup Tricks. Troubleshoot with a New more